A STATESIDE STORY: SUMMER WINDS WHIP WILDFIRES

A STATESIDE STORY: SUMMER WINDS WHIP WILDFIRES »

9 Sep, 2020
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We’ve written about the wildfires before, since they are a seasonal scourge in the West, but this year’s “season” has been one of the worst on record. It takes a smoke-filled couple of days to bring the reality of the devastation to the fore.

A STATESIDE STORY: FEDERAL AGENTS QUELL RIOTS IN PORTLAND, OREGON; CONSIDERED FOR OTHER CITIES

A STATESIDE STORY: FEDERAL AGENTS QUELL RIOTS IN PORTLAND, OREGON; CONSIDERED FOR OTHER CITIES »

26 Jul, 2020
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After nearly 3 months of nightly protests and rioting in the streets of Portland, Oregon, President Donald Trump dispatched Federal Agents to guard the Federal Court House in Portland, and has considered sending agents to  other US cities suffering from rioting, although the Democrat-run cities have protested the “authoritarian” move.The protests which started with the police-instigated death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement has devolved into nightly mass hysteria and mayhem, with Federal Agents using pepper spray and tear gas liberally, and the arrest of many. And Portland is normally a quiet, backwater town.

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember »

22 May, 2020
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If we had heeded the admonition to Stay Home and Save Lives we wouldn’t have had such a lovely picnic at the coast. A little bit of freedom goes a long way.

Stateside Stories: A Simple Coincidence?

Stateside Stories: A Simple Coincidence? »

26 May, 2019
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Rambling around town in the beginnings of May, en route to my second shift of the day, I came across an old building in an older part of the city which startled me with its blaringly large white sign which read “Lowell’s Print-Inn”. Now I don’t know anything about the history of the building, but all I could think of was taking a picture of it for Guidepost’s longtime publisher, Dan Lowell, who for many years was in charge of the print version of Guidepost as he is now in charge of the online version. It was the most evocative, interesting and coincidental sight to see on my way to what is rather boring work at times, and I vowed then and there to come back and take pictures to prove the strange coincidence.

STATESIDE STORIES: SUMMER SIGHTINGS!

STATESIDE STORIES: SUMMER SIGHTINGS! »

15 Aug, 2018
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The heat rippled up from the vast fields of grain, high on the Eastern Oregon plateaus, nary a tree or bush in sight. It's the Wheat Farmer's Territory, tilled by huge combines and tractors, irrigated by specially arched pipe sprinklers which awed these city slickers for the work they entailed and the sheer enormity of their undertaking: being the breadbasket to the world!

STATESIDE STORIES: To S.O.L.V. E   a  Problem!

STATESIDE STORIES: To S.O.L.V. E a Problem! »

10 Jul, 2017
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 Northern Oregon coastline     – – By Mary Foran –

Pristine, rocky beaches, and beautiful State and National Parks and Riverways don’t

STATESIDE STORIES: Writing Up a Storm !

STATESIDE STORIES: Writing Up a Storm ! »

1 Jan, 2017
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"There's a secret thrill that people feel in this area when tackling the elements. 'Of course I can make it,' we bluster"

OBITUARY: Patricia Anne Foran 17 March 1925 – 29 October 2015

OBITUARY: Patricia Anne Foran 17 March 1925 – 29 October 2015 »

5 Nov, 2015
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IN LOViNG MEMORY

AFTER 25 YEARS

AFTER 25 YEARS »

22 Jun, 2015
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Blogger: “Inward-looking Spain is now a cosmopolitan country with European outlook”

STATESIDE STORIES: A Love Story Gone Awry

STATESIDE STORIES: A Love Story Gone Awry »

23 Feb, 2015
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Love doesn’t always conquer all; the romantic couple had to leave office in a cloud of doubt.